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In 1986, Citymeals Co-Founder Gael Greene and then Board Member Joan Weill conceived the Power Lunch for Women as a spoof on the concept of the power breakfast. Over the years, this invitation-only event has taken a permanent slot in the appointment books of New York City’s leading women in business, art, politics, and entertainment.

Power Lunch

A networking imperative for the city’s most influential women – and the handful of generous men who pay $10,000 for the privilege of joining them – the annual lunch is traditionally held the week before Thanksgiving. 

In 2019, we celebrated the 33nd Annual Power Lunch for Women by honoring long-time supporters Thelma Golden, Grace, Chloe and Wendi Murdoch, and Board Member David Rockwell & Rockwell Group. The event raised more than $1.2 million to fund the preparation and delivery of over 150,000 meals for our homebound elderly neighbors.

Power Lunch for Women

In 2020, we are excited to announce that Power Lunch will take place on November 18 at the Plaza. 


See highlights from this year's event. 

Check out event photos.